Emails from Rick Smotkin Setting up a 'Meet and Greet" with Scott Pruitt

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show that Comcast lobbyist Rick Smotkin helped to set up a meeting last March between Pruitt and Stephen Harper, the conservative former Canadian prime minister. In an email to a Pruitt aide, Smotkin wrote that he had “been texting w the boss,” and that he wanted to schedule the “meet and greet.”

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Nishida, Jane
Wednesday, March 22, 201 7 7:25 PM
Kasman, Mark; Teel, Pam
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FW: Mtg w former pm Stephen harper

The Administrato r will be meeting with former Canad ian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday, March 27 at
4:30pm. We need to put together a short briefing paper - think we can say it is a meet and greet, list the attendees, and
for background, mention that EPA worked with the Harper Administration on the AQA, GLWA, CEC as we are doing now
under the Trudeau Administration, then attach bio of Harper. Thanks.

-----Original Message----From: Smotkin, Rick [mailto:Rick_Smotkin@Comc ast.com)
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:33 PM
To: Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@e pa .gov>
Cc: Nishida, Jane <Nishida.Jane@epa.gov>
Subject: Re: Mtg w former pm Stephen harper
Will have two staff. Jeremy hunt and Shuvaloy Majumdar.
Where should they go? Thanks so much
Rick Smotkin
SVP Global Government Affairs
Com cast
Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 22, 2017, at 5:24PM, Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@epa.gov> wrote :
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>Yes. Is he com ing solo?

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>-----Original Message----> From: Smotkin, Rick [mailto:Rick_Smotkin@Comc ast.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:23PM
>To: Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@epa.gov>
> Cc: Nish ida, Jane <Nishida.Jane@epa.gov>
>Subject: Re: Mtg w former pm Stephen harper

>
> 430 good?

>
> Rick Smotkin
> SVP Global Government Affairs
> Comcast

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>Sent from my iPhone
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A>> On Mar 22, 2017, at 5:18PM, Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@epa.gov> wrote:
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A>>Thanks!
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A>>-----Original Message----A>> From: Smotkin, Rick [mailto:Rick_Smotkin@Comcast.com]
A>>Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:17PM
A>>To: Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@epa.gov>
A>> Cc: Nishida, Jane <Nishida.Jane@epa.gov>
A>> Subject: Re: Mtg w former pm Stephen harper
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A>>Yep. Let me see what time works best for Harper. Thanks!
>>
A>> Rick Smotkin
A>> SVP Global Government Affairs
>> Comcast
>>
A>> Sent from my iPhone
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A>>>On Mar 22, 2017, at 5:16PM, Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@epa.gov> wrote:
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A>>> 30 minutes okay?
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>A>>-----Original Message----A>>> From: Smotkin, Rick [mailto:Rick_Smotkin@Comcast.com]
A>>>Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:15PM
A>>>To: Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@epa.gov>
A>>>Subject: Re: Mtg w former pm Stephen harper
>>>
A>>>Just a meet and greet. Harper is former conservative prime minister of Canada.
meet
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>A>> Rick Smotkin
A>>> SVP Global Government Affairs
>>> Comcast
>>>
A>>> Sent from my iPhone
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A>>A>>On Mar 22, 2017, at 5:14PM, Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@epa.gov> wrote:
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A>>A>>Thank you! What is the topic? Could maybe do afternoon on Monday?
>>>>
A>>>>-----Original Message----A>>A>> From: Smotkin, Rick [mailto:Rick_Smotkin@Comcast.com]
A>>A>>Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:13PM
A>>A>>To: Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@epa.gov>
A>>A>>Subject: Re: Mtg w former pm Stephen harper
>>>>
A>>A>>Yep. We texted. Thanak
>>>>
A>>A>> Rick Smotkin
A>>A>> SVP Global Government Affairs
A>>A>> Comcast
>>>>
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So just a good person for him to

>>>>Sent from my iPhone
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A>>>A>>On Mar 22, 2017, at 5:12PM, Hupp, Sydney <hupp.sydney@epa.gov> wrote :
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>A>>A>> Hey Rick, you already spoke with Admin. Pruitt about this? Looking at Monday now ... Thanks!
>>>>>
A>>A>>>-----Original Message----A>>A>>> From: Smotkin, Rick [mailto:Rick_Smotkin@Comcast.com]
A>>>A>>Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:59 AM
A>>A>>>To: Hupp, Sydney <h upp.sydney@epa.gov>
>A>>A>>Subject: Mtg w former pm Stephen harper
>>>>>
A>>A>>> Hi there
>>>>>
A>>A>>>Been texting w the boss. What times would be best on Monday to make this happen?
>>>>>
A>>A>>> Thanks
>>>>>
A>>>A>> Rick Smotkin
>A>>A>> SVP Global Government Affairs
>>>>> Comcast
>>>>>
A>>A>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>
>>>>>
>A>>A>> Rick Smotkin
>A>>A>> SVP Global Government Affairs
>>>>> Comcast
>>>>>
>A>>A>> Sent from my iPhone
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